Syllabism



noun
1.
the use of syllabic characters, as in writing.
2.
division into syllables.
noun
1.
use of a writing system consisting of characters for syllables rather than for individual sounds or whole words Also called syllabography

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    verb (used with object), syllabized, syllabizing. 1. to syllabify.

  • Syllable

    noun 1. an uninterrupted segment of speech consisting of a vowel sound, a diphthong, or a syllabic consonant, with or without preceding or following consonant sounds: “Eye,” “sty,” “act,” and “should” are English words of one syllable. “Eyelet,” “stifle,” “enact,” and “shouldn’t” are two-syllable words. 2. one or more written letters or characters representing more […]



  • Syllables

    noun 1. an uninterrupted segment of speech consisting of a vowel sound, a diphthong, or a syllabic consonant, with or without preceding or following consonant sounds: “Eye,” “sty,” “act,” and “should” are English words of one syllable. “Eyelet,” “stifle,” “enact,” and “shouldn’t” are two-syllable words. 2. one or more written letters or characters representing more […]

  • Syllable-timed

    [sil-uh-buh l-tahymd] /ˈsɪl ə bəlˌtaɪmd/ adjective, Phonetics. (of a language) 1. having a rhythm in which syllables are approximately equal in duration and thus tend to follow each other at regular intervals of time.



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